By Sam Stone

16th Jun, 2022 | 10:00am

Latest Leeds United links to Rabbi Matondo indicate Jesse Marsch could be preparing for departures

Leeds United have been linked with another winger, this time Schalke’s Rabbi Matondo, however, this could be a concern for the Elland Road faithful.

The 21-year-old Welsh winger has spent the 2021/22 campaign on loan in Belgium with Cercle Brugge, scoring nine goals in the Jupiler Pro League.

However, it was revealed by BILD on Tuesday 14 June that the winger has snubbed a permanent move to Belgium with Leeds potentially interested in his services.

Matondo joins Bordeaux winger Alberth Elis in being linked with a move to Elland Road this summer.

As revealed by French news outlet L’Equipe on 8 June, Leeds are “keen” on a move for the 26-year-old winger who also scored nine Ligue 1 goals this season.

Should Leeds fans be concerned by Jesse Marsch targeting new wide men for the new season?

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At present Leeds do have Jack Harrison, Dan James and Raphinha to call upon in wide areas so surely any potential incoming would mean an imminent departure at Elland Road.

As revealed by The Telegraph on Monday 13 June, Leeds have slapped a £30million price tag on 25-year-old Harrison’s head, with Newcastle reportedly interested.

Raphinha has had well-documented interest from Barcelona this summer, although The Athletic revealed on Tuesday 14 June that Barcelona’s deal for the 25-year-old winger is in doubt due to the Spanish club’s financial situation.

However, The Athletic also suggested that the winger is attracting interest from Arsenal and Tottenham.

Could the Premier League interest in Leeds’ wide men be the reason why rumours of Leeds targeting wide men have emerged?

Tottenham, Arsenal and Newcastle hold a much higher level of financial muscle than Barcelona so they could well be a real threat to the Whites’ attacking stars.

It is going to be a nervous couple of months.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have verbally agreed a deal for a Spanish club to make a windfall due to a 20 per cent transfer clause.